Clear Your Skin Without Wasting Money: DIY Pore Strip Removers That Really Work
Pore strips are the thin pieces of adhesive material that are applied across the bridge of the nose, allowed to dry and then pulled off. It is the best way to remove the sebum blockage from pores without damaging the skin by squeezing or picking. The problem is, this is not an inexpensive cosmetic product. Many women need to use these strips every day, or at least every few days to keep their pores from becoming too clogged. That adds up quickly, leaving many to wonder about how they may be able to create their own strips at home and save a little cash. Luckily, it is possible and there are a couple of different ways to try.
Homemade Pore Strips – Method #1
1 tbsp. of unflavored gelatin
2 tbsp. of milk
A small disposable cup
A craft/Popsicle stick for stirring
Mix the gelatin with the milk in the disposable cup until it is thoroughly combined. It will be very lumpy. Microwave for about 10 seconds, and immediately apply to the skin. The mixture will begin to harden as soon as it begins to cool, so be prepared to use it. This is why only disposable materials should be used, because any bowls or cups and mixing spoons will be almost impossible to clean.
Allow the paste to dry completely on the face. It can be applied anywhere on the face where clogged pores are a problem. Once it is dry, peel it off and throw it away.
Warnings: This mixture will adhere to anything it is applied to, so make certain to stay away from the hairline and the eyebrows to avoid discomfort and, potentially, bald spots. Also, the mixture will not smell appealing. In fact, it has been described as a blend of wet dog and spoiled milk. Adding a drop of essential oil to the mixture or some lemon juice will help, but make certain to allergy test prior to use to avoid products that irritate the skin.